Monster Worldwide Inc was incorporated in Delaware on August 30, 1996. The Company together with its subsidiaries is engaged in connecting people to jobs, wherever they are. The Company offers services in approximately more than 40 countries, providing some of the sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities. The Company provides its services through digital, social and mobile solutions, including its flagship website monster.com and other products and services. The Company operates through two segments including Careers-North America and Careers-International. It offers placement of job advertisements on the websites within the Monster network, access to the Monster network of online resume and social profile databases, recruitment media services and other career-related services. The Company's segments provide online services to customers in diversified industries throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. The Company's services and solutions include searchable job advertisements; resume database access; recruitment media solutions through advertising network and partnerships; social job distribution through Twitter and Facebook; display advertising; lead generation; social profile aggregation; and other career-related content. In addition, the Company has alliances with media and publishing companies, including approximately 1,000 newspapers in the United States, which extends its presence with local and regional job seekers. The Company's sales resources consist of field sales, telesales, a self-service e-Commerce channel, and resellers such as newspapers and recruitment advertising agencies. Its sales activities are geared toward enterprise, small and medium sized businesses ("SMBs"), staffing companies, government agencies, and advertising agencies. Its customers are comprised of enterprise organizations, small and medium-sized organizations, federal, state and local government agencies, educational institutions and individuals. The Company faces competition from a number of sources including other employment-related websites, general classified advertising websites, professional networking and social networking websites, traditional media companies, Internet portals, search engines and general-interest websites such as blogs.